|Debated all day long about whether or not Jamie and I wanted to
chase today. We went out to dinner and came back, planning on going
to a movie. But, when we got back, a
nice cell had just started
it's right turn
to come south. So, Jamie and I headed up 10 toward Brainerd. We
stayed on 10, and stopped just to the Northwest of Randall, MN.
Very gorgeous shelf cloud coming in. As we stayed there, we heard
of tornado reports to the Northeast of us. Also noted that there
was very little to no surface inflow. Winds were very weak out of
the south to southwest. While sitting, I decided to give a call
to Shaun Kelley and see if he happened to be around. At that time
he was just east of Randall, now with a tornado warning for something,
I think it was 6 North of Randall. Right after Randall, it appeared
to go completely outflow dominant.
We headed into Randall, while the sirens were going off. Headed
east a bit and saw a feature behind the shelf cloud doing its
best wall cloud imitation. Headed Southeast and kept on going.
Saw MANY ambulances headed North on 10 on our way home (Later
found out that several people had been struck by lightning at
Camp Ripley). Stopped in Royalton for some lightning photography
as well as to take some shots of the AWESOME shelf cloud to the
Got back to STC and monitored to see if Skywarn was a possibility.
got missed, just having the blast of air go through. A little
rain and some
lighting right now. Just watching the outflow move through MSP
Overall, a fun storm, great look to it as we headed north into
wish was that we had stayed on the west side of it to see what
was going on
back in there. Just a beautiful storm though. Gorgeous shelf cloud
hopefully I got some of the lightning on film.